Heidi Skolnik

Bio

Heidi Skolnik, MS, CDN, FACSM, has influenced millions of people on nutrition and health for more than 25 years through mass media and one-on-one interactions. Heidi is the sports nutrition consultant to
       The New York Knicks,
       The Juilliard School  
       The School of American Ballet and
       Fordham University
among other institutions and was with the New York Giants Football Team for 18 years. She maintains one-to-one practice one day a week at The Women’s Sports Medicine Center at Hospital for Special Surgery, the first of its kind in the country.  Heidi also has expertise within the corporate wellness arena, working with top companies such as Morgan Stanley, Becton-Dickinson, Johnson and Johnson, Colgate-Palmolive and Merrill-Lynch.  Heidi began her career in the wellness arena before becoming more established in the nutrition world leading individuals, sports teams and corporations in strategic approaches to making smarter food choices. Heidi incorporates behavioral aspects of change and delivers the most current and proven concepts to help meet overall wellness goals. A well-known and respected leader in the nutrition and fitness world, an author, speaker and consultant to industry as well as the public, Heidi's advice is sound and tailored to give clients the practical tools needed to promote optimal health and improve performance levels – in everyday life or athletic competition.  Heidi sits on the board of the National Osteoporosis Foundation. A realist, Heidi believes M&Ms can fit into a healthy diet along with red peppers, red meat, broccoli and fresh fruit, and that healthy eating and exercise change and evolve to meet our personal needs and goals. She is the president of Nutrition Conditioning, a nutrition and wellness consultancy firm.

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    THURSDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- High school athletes who suffer from concussions are complying more with the recommended return-to-play guidelines, according to new research.

    Compliance was tracked from 2005 through 2013, using a database of high school sports-related injuries, sai...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some parents and coaches think kids who focus on one sport early on will boost their chances of a college scholarship or pro career. But a new study casts doubt on that idea.

    In a study of undergraduates at the University of California, Los Ang...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular aerobic workouts increase the size of the brain's memory area in older women and may help slow the progression of dementia, according to a small new study.

    It included 86 women, aged 70 to 80, who had mild mem...Full Article

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    Fermented foods provide the body with probiotics, which helps keep our gut healthy and ensures optimal health by working in several ways. In this video, nutrition specialist Heidi Skolnik explains the healthy benefits of eating fermented foods. Read More
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    To include more yogurt in your diet, you can enjoy a standard parfait, but there are lots of other ways to incorporate yogurt into your favorite recipes. In this video, nutrition specialist Heidi Skolnik shares a few tips for enjoying yogurt.  Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- College freshmen football players show signs of having stiffer blood vessels than their leaner peers who don't play football, according to new research.

    Exactly what that means for players' later heart health isn't yet clear.

    "The foo...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    FRIDAY, March 28 HealthDay News) -- Physical exercise at a young age increases bone health, and those benefits continue with age, a new study of baseball players finds.

    And people who continue to exercise as they grow older have even greater bone health benefits, said lead researcher Stu...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The best way to celebrate "March Madness" is to get out and shoot some hoops yourself, an expert says.

    Watching the NCAA basketball tournament on television can be fun, but actually playing the game provides you with a number of health benefits, ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Ever since the advent of the "X Games" in the mid-1990s, Americans have embraced so-called extreme sports such as mountain biking, skateboarding and snowboarding.

    But experts are warning that the fun can quickly turn to tragedy when amateurs try ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedic Surgery:

    THURSDAY, March 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with certain kinds of arthritis are among groups of patients who are most vulnerable to serious pain after undergoing knee replacement surgery, a new study finds.

    General anesthesia and longer time in a tourniquet also appear to contribut...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, March 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When someone suffers a concussion, it can be hard to tell how serious it is and how long recovery will take, but a new blood test might help answer those questions.

    Swedish researchers report they have found a way to test blood for a protein ca...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who drink high-caffeine energy beverages such as Red Bull or Monster may be more likely to use alcohol, drugs and cigarettes, a new study suggests.

    The findings suggest that the same personality traits that attract kids to energy drinks -- su...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The idea that many people involved in car crashes are quick to "lawyer up" with an injury claim might be off base.

    A new study finds that long-term pain is common among people who have been in crashes, but most of them do not take legal action.<...Full Article

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    Heidi Skolnik answered:
    Artichoke extract is sold in capsules similar to a traditional multivitamin. The individual dose of each capsule ranges from about 300mg to 500mg, depending on the manufacturer. Suggested daily intake varies depending on the condition you're looking to alleviate, but most recommendations are for...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Orthopedics:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Certain types of fractures may indicate lower bone strength in children, a new study suggests.

    For the study, published online Jan. 7 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, researchers compared bone strength in 115 boys and girls, ag...Full Article